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Restraint of Indriays
« on: February 10, 2010, 10:38:30 AM »
Sri Ramanananda Swarngiri writes in his Crumbs from His Table:-

There is also the danger of some aspirants paying no heed to
the restraint of Jnanendriyas and Karmendriyas and to developing
love all beings, compassion, charity, humility and what not.  Though
Bhagavan Ramana appears not to repeat these things ad nauseum,
yet if one reads carefully his short works (as brief as His spoken
words are, but full of meaning), it will be apparent that instead of
brushing them aside, He has enjoined a life of purity and charity,
Vide Song No. 5 of Sri Arunachala Ashtakam etc., The need for this
will also crop up again and again in the life and practice of aspirants, if one really sits down in ernest for Self enquiry.


The writer was late one day in getting up from bed and missed
prostrating before Bhagavan Ramana, the first thing in the morning. He, however, met Him on his way to the bathing tank and prostrated before Him.  Bhagavan Ramana asked him:  "Why? Why this prostration of one material body before another?  Who prostrates?
Before whom?  There is no Guru, no disciple.  Realize who you are."   His one attempt would appear to be always bring hometo His questioners, devotees and disciples to the central theme of His
realization, namely, identity of God and the Self.


Bhagavan Ramana was correcting and aiding some youngsters
of not more than 10 years of age in memorizing His Sanskrit
work Upadesa Saram.   The writer, was laughing so to say, up
his sleeve, at the futility of coaching these youngsters who
could not understand the ABC of this highly metaphysical poetry.  Without the utterance of a single word, Bhagavan Ramana turned to him and remarked that though these children might not understand the meaning of these poems then, yet they would be of immense help to them, and would be realized with great relief and pleasure, when they came of age and were in difficulties!

(Source: As indicated above)

Arunachala Siva.